Another opportunity to dance the night away with Gonzo's Nose. The band will begin about 9:30. The cover charge of $10 starts at 8. The menu looks good, so let us know if you'd like to come early. They do not take reservations, so those who get there early can try and tie up tables.
The Two-Second Version
Gonzo's Nose is the most popular party band in the national capitol area. Formed in the summer of 1996 by four musicians from the College of William and Mary, Gonzo's Nose brings solid musicianship to a massive setlist of cover songs, which range from the early 80's up until songs that hit the radio just yesterday.
It's All For Fun
As we like to say, We've been playing other people's music since 1996. Gonzo's is a dedicated party band playing throughout Virginia, Washington, DC, and Maryland, as well as up and down the east coast, and we've traveled as far as Eastern Europe. Although we're all classically-trained and take this Gonzo thing very seriously, it's really just a hobby for us. We all have real jobs, and because we have (almost) no pretention, we're content to play nothing but covers.
If Cheese Made A Sound, We'd Be It
We've got a monster set list (256 songs, which would be something like 17 hours of music, if we were ever inclined to play it straight through!), and we pick high energy songs that people can dance to, spanning four decades and a mess of different musical styles. Some of our most popular stuff -- this never ceases to amaze us — is the cheesy 1980s pop. If you've ever been to a Gonzo show, you've seen people climbing on tables, yelling for "Jessie's Girl," and screaming through enough Journey, Duran Duran, Police, Madonna, Cars, and Pat Benatar (the list goes on) to put down a rhino.
...But Even Cheese Can Have An Edge
We also continually add new music to our set, often based on our fans' requests. We're likely to follow up every 80s song with something much more recent: Katy Perry, Foo Fighters, Pink, Blink 182, Lady Gaga, and the Killers. By the end of the night, the gloves are off with Guns 'n' Roses, AC/DC, Bon Jovi, and Def Leppard. Basically, if it's played on rock or alternative radio, we've probably done it at some point. In fact, it's getting difficult for us to listen to the radio these days because of what our fans call "The Gonzo Effect," which is when we flip through just about every pop music station, only to find that they're all playing songs we've performed one too many times!